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Optometric/Optical Assistant

Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Kenai, AK
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title: Optometric/Optical Assistant
Dept./Program: Optometry
Division: Health Systems
Reports To: Optometry Director
Supervises: N/A
Revision Date: 01/18/2021
Employment Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: 40 hours week/52 weeks a year
Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The position of an Optometric/Optical Assistant is a paraprofessional role. In this position, work is done under the supervision and guidance of the Optometrist. As an Optometric/Optical assistant, the primary duties are to assist the Optometrist with eye examinations and optical duties. Primary job duties include performing optometry exam testing and eyeglass selection. The Optometric/Optical Assistant is responsible for helping the Optometrist provide efficient and effective optometric/optical services, with a focus on customer service, to our un'ina (patient).

Essential Functions

  • Obtains and records un'inas medical history.
  • Prepares un'ina for vision examination; assist in testing for near and far acuity, depth perception, macula integrity, color perception and visual field.
  • Assist un'ina with frame selection, fitting, lens selection, and obtaining measurements of the eye.
  • Verify prescription glasses for accuracy.
  • Educate un'ina on proper eye care, proper contact lens insertion and removal and care of eyeglasses.
  • Repair and adjust eyewear as needed.
  • Clean and disinfect instruments.
  • Schedule appointments, update un'ina records, track sales, and notify when eyewear is ready for pickup
  • Receiving un'ina to the department in a friendly, professional and courteous manner.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

  • Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)
  • Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

  • Category I Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Equipment and Tools

  • List Equipment used for job: Computer, Copier, Fax, Scanner, and other office equipment.
  • List Tools: Specialized optometry tools and equipment
  • Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal


  • Local
  • In-State



  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED).


  • Two (2) years' of experience working in a healthcare related field, primarily performing direct patient care, to include assisting providers to ensure highest quality of care.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.


  • BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required, or obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Certified Paraoptometric Certification (CPO) required, or obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • A valid Alaska Driver license and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy.

Special Skills

  • Conducts business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, pleasant, respectful and kind when dealing with un'ina, visitors, co-workers, and others.
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate.
  • Ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments and coordinate a variety of activities, with good attention to detail and ability to deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Professional judgment in day-to-day situations, research and investigate problems and summarize findings.
  • Interacts and communicates with others promoting a harmonious and cooperative work environment.


  • Experience in optometry or optical clinic is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.

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